Voice is the sound made by air passing to lungs through larynx. In larynx there are vocal cords- two bands of muscle that vibrate to make sound. For most of people, their voices play a big part in who they are, what they do, and how they communicate. Like fingerprints, each person's voice is unique. Treatment for voice disorders varies depending on the cause. Most voice problems can be treated when diagnosed early. Symptoms of voice dysfunction are hoarseness or a chronic dry, scratchy throat, a pitch/tone which is not pleasing, limitations in the ability to speak clearly, or periods of voice loss. Other causes of voice disorders are infections due to growth of virus, movement of stomach acids into the throat, cancer, and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.
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- Track 2-2 Spasmodic Dysphonia
- Track 3-3 Signs and Symptoms
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